The C7-generation Chevrolet Corvette is on its final legs with a mid-engine successor just around the corner. To remember the C7 Corvette for the fantastic sports car that it is, we’re planning a little road trip with one.
For five days starting at the end of January, I’ll be taking to the streets of California in a new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, equipped with the desirable Z51 Performance Package. Having never been to California before, I’m looking for any suggestions from you, our loyal Carscoops readers, about the best places for a Corvette in the Sunny State.
The current plan is to stay around the Los Angeles area with a couple of days trips outside the city in search of fantastic roads. No roadtrip in this area would be complete without a drive (or many, many drives) up and down Mulholland Drive as well as Angeles Crest Highway in the Angeles National Forest. A quick squirt along part of the Pacific Coast Highway is also on the agenda. However, these three roads won’t be enough to keep me entertained for five days.
That’s where you guys and girls come in. What are your favorite driving roads in California? Where are the most stunning landscapes in the state? Should I head to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in search of fantastic roads or will I be confronted with hundreds of slow-moving RVs and caravans? Is it worth making a trip to the Death Valley National Park in search of glorious scenery and beautiful sunsets?
As for the weapon of choice, it may be one of the most affordable Corvette Stingray models but it’s arguably the most appropriate variant for our plans. This trip isn’t about performance testing a Z06 or ZR1 on the track but is instead about experiencing a beautiful part of the United States of America in a car that only enhances the experience.
So, with that being said, please feel free to leave any suggestions down below in the comments.